PSYC 6030 Cross-Cultural Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 1101
Description

The influence of culture on human cognition, emotion, and behavior with focus on theory and research in developmental personality-social, health, and organizational psychology.

PSYC 6116 Primate Behavior: Field and Laboratory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or PSYC 4110 or consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as NEUR 6400.) Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Nonhuman and human primate origins of cognition, language, mythology, rituals, tool use, nonverbal expressions, symbolism, sexuality, and aggression.

PSYC 6130 Sensation and Perception
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as NEUR 6410.) Experimental analysis of sensory and perceptual processes at both a physiological and a psychophysical level. The five primary sensory systems will be covered: vision, audition, touch, taste, and smell.

PSYC 6650 Psychology: Special Topics
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites permission of the instructor
Description

Special Topics in Psychology.

PSYC 6801 Survival Skills in Academia
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as BIOL 6801 and NEUR 6600.) Guidance and direction for graduate students on how to accomplish many of the day-to-day tasks encountered by researchers and instructors throughout their careers in academia. Topics covered include how to write and publish scientific papers, grantpersonship, scientific ethics, posters and oral presentations, mentoring, and job interviewing.

PSYC 7955 Introduction to the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Orientation to the research conducted at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN). It is intended for members of the CBN. Permission of the instructor is required.

PSYC 8010 Research Methods in Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as NEUR 8310.) Types of research design including experimental designs, quasi-experimental designs, single-case designs, and case studies; related research issues including aspects of philosophy of science, measurement, reliability, internal and external validity, and artifacts.

PSYC 8012 Developmental Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8410 or PSYC 8420, or consent of instructor
Description

Research methods and statistical techniques as applied to developmental data, including systematic observational methods, repeated measures analyses as applied to longitudinal data, growth curve analyses, and other techniques used in developmental psychology.

PSYC 8014 Research Methods in Community and Applied Social Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Major approaches to research in community psychology and related disciplines, such as applied social psychology, health psychology, and environmental psychology. Emphasizes experimental and quasi-experimental design, survey research, and epidemiology, and introduces the students to some qualitative methods.

PSYC 8015 Theories of Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Seminal theories of child development and empirical research derived from those theories will be considered.

PSYC 8020 Assessment I
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Clinical interviewing, intellectual assessment, report writing, psychometric theory, and ethical and diversity issues relevant to assessment.

PSYC 8025 Foundations of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This course will lay the foundation for later learning of assessment and therapy techniques and skills. Course content will include psychometrics relevant to assessment, intervention, and research settings as well as basics of clinical interviewing and non-specific skills (e.g., empathy, reflective listening). These skills and theory will be taught such that they cut across assessment, intervention, and research settings.

PSYC 8030 Assessment II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8020
Description

Personality assessment; evaluation of children’s academic, intellectual, and behavioral functioning; and ethical and diversity issues relevant to assessment.

PSYC 8035 Foundations of Clinical Psychology: Assessment
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This course will provide the foundation skills necessary for conducting standardized assessments. Administration, scoring, and interpretation of intellectual, achievement, and personality tests will be the primary foci of the course.

PSYC 8045 Foundations of Clinical Psychology: Therapy
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This course will survey a number of theoretical orientations and highlight applied aspects of therapy. The course will also integrate classroom learning and experiential aspects of therapy.

PSYC 8050 Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice and Psychological Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

How diversity (primarily racial and ethnic) affects individual attitudes and actions, clinical practice, and psychological research. Students read from a variety of psychological and other sources, engage in experiential field work, and participate in class discussion and exercises.

PSYC 8060 Issues of Human Diversity in Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines issues involved in the psychology of human diversity through the study of human behavior in a sociocultural context. Covers similarities and differences in the experiences of diverse groups as influenced by the context in which those experiences occur. Paradigms and concepts used to define and to conduct research on human diversity are also discussed.

PSYC 8200 Introduction to Community Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Principles and theory of community psychology with emphasis on design, operation, and evaluation of community programs.

PSYC 8210 Global Issues in Social Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Seminar covering topics in social psychology from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating theories and literature from sociology, psychology and the political sciences. Topics include cultural values, methodological equivalences, inter-cultural group conflict, self and identity, aggression and violence, attitudes about immigration and refugees, and altruism.

PSYC 8220 Community Interventions, Social Change, and Prevention
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8200, or consent of the instructor
Description

Introduction to the field of prevention and social intervention in the discipline of community psychology. The prevention focus of the course will present basic concepts and conceptual models associated with prevention of social problems. The intervention focus of the course will present concepts, values, strategies, and tactics of community intervention and social change. Applications will be discussed regarding specific social problems and social settings.

PSYC 8230 Assessment, Consultation, and Evaluation in Community Psychology I (ACE I)
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Covers the professional skills and the understanding of theory needed to conduct professional consultation in a wide range of community settings, with an emphasis on the role of program evaluation in the larger process of program management, development, and implementation. Methodologies include experimental, quasi-experimental and qualitative research design.

PSYC 8260 Assessment, Consultation, and Evaluation in Community Psychology II (ACE II)
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8230 with a grade of B- or higher
Description

In-depth examination of psychological consultation in mental health, community organizational, governmental, and other human service delivery settings. Focuses on applied research in ecological assessment and evaluation of settings and programs, using experimental, quasi-experimental, qualitative and observational methodologies.

PSYC 8280 Psychology, Advocacy, and Organizing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

To educate students in the role of psychological research in informing, framing, and advocating for public policy. Focus will be placed on the area of the instructor’s substantive policy research (e.g education, domestic violence). To develop students’ understanding of scholarly and community-based literature on community organizing and civic participation, with an emphasis on the principles and practices of effective community organizing via an understanding of social power dynamics.

PSYC 8410 Psychological Research Statistics I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 3010, or equivalent
Description

(Same as NEUR 8035.) Statistical analysis of psychological data with an emphasis on the logic of basic analytic techniques. Includes discussion of data screening, hypothesis testing, bivariate measures of association, and simple between- and within-subjects analysis of variance.

PSYC 8420 Psychological Research Statistics II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8410
Description

(Same as NEUR 8320.) Statistical analysis of psychological data with an emphasis on multiple and logistic regression and their interpretation. Statistical considerations when planning research such as power analysis are also discussed.

PSYC 8430 Psychological Research Statistics III
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8420
Description

(Same as NEUR 8330.) Advanced topics in the statistical analysis of psychological data including various forms of factor analysis, psychometric methods and theories, structural equation modeling and its use in theory construction, and multivariate analysis of variance.

PSYC 8490 Scientific and Professional Ethics in Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to psychology as a science and profession, with consideration of ethical standards of psychologists and current ethical issues.

PSYC 8500 History of Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as NEUR 8500.) Broad historical basis of psychology as a science. An account of the historical development and contemporary status of various theoretical systems of psychology.

PSYC 8510 Social Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Survey of the content of experimental social psychology, including such areas as interpersonal perception, social motivation and learning, attitude and measurement and change, and such group processes as conformity, leadership, norm formation, and group productivity.

PSYC 8511 Special Topics in Social Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Focused and systematic examination of theoretical and empirical issues associated with a particular topic from social psychology, such as stereotyping and prejudice, identity, or relationships.

PSYC 8520 Cognitive, Affective, and Social Aspects of Behavior
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Overview of theory and research related cognitive, affective, and social aspects of behavior.

PSYC 8531 Special Topics in Evolution
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Focused and systematic examination of theoretical and empirical issues associated with particular topics from the evolution of behavior, sociality, and cognition. These include topics such as the evolution of cooperation, conflict, social justice, interpersonal relationships, mating systems and sexual relationships, brain and cognition, communication, language and culture.

PSYC 8540 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as NEUR 8410.) Empirical and theoretical bases for understanding the processes of thought, including attention, pattern recognition, learning, memory, language, and reasoning.

PSYC 8541 Special Topics in Cognitive Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Focused and systematic examination of theoretical and empirical issues associated with a particular topic from cognitive psychology, such as memory, sound, or attention and executive function.

PSYC 8542 Special Topics in Developmental Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

Focused and systematic examination of theoretical and empirical issues associated with a particular topic from developmental psychology.

PSYC 8551 Cognitive and Linguistic Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Theory, research, and emerging trends in the development of cognitive and linguistic processes from infancy to adolescence. Both normative and atypical patterns of development will be considered.

PSYC 8552 Social and Emotional Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Theory, research, and emerging trends in the development of social and emotional processes from infancy to adolescence. Both normative and atypical patterns of development in a variety of social and cultural contexts will be considered.

PSYC 8553 Advanced Developmental Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

In-depth examination of contemporary topics and issues in developmental psychology from infancy through adolescence. May be repeated if topic varies.

PSYC 8600 Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The integrated study of cognitive sciences and neurosciences (i.e. the neural systems underlying cognitive processes). The topics covered include basic neuroanatomy and physiology, neuroimaging methods, and the study of various mental processes linked to brain structure and function in normal human populations, with discussion of the potential relationships between neural circuitry and the formation of internal experience through the integration of sensation, perception, prediction, action, and evaluation.

PSYC 8610 Functional Human Neuroanatomy and Behavioral Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology topics, including functional neural systems including sensory and motor systems, cortical and autonomic nervous systems. Normal function will contrasted with clinical cases and pathologies.

PSYC 8615 Functional Human Neuroanatomy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or PSYC 8610, or consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8040 and NEUR 8300.) In-depth study of the neuroanatomy and function of the human central nervous system. Considers neuroanatomical techniques used to study the brain, neuroanatomical basis for the control of sensory and motor systems, as well as cortical, autonomic nervous system, and limbic system anatomy and function. Both normal brain anatomy and pathologies are covered.

PSYC 8616 Neurobiology I: Cellular Neurobiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 4102 or BIOL 6102 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8010 and NEUR 8010.) The unique cellular and molecular properties of neurons and how these properties allow neurons to perform their computational tasks. Topics include neuronal excitability, synaptic communication, and neural development.

PSYC 8617 Neurobiology II: Integrative Neurobiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8616 or BIOL 8010 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8020 and NEUR 8020.) How neurons are organized into neural systems that control behavior. Topics include functional anatomy of sensory systems, sensorimotor integration, central pattern generators, motor and control systems, neuromodulation, neuroethology, and the neural basis of learning and cognition.

PSYC 8618 Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8616 and PSYC 8617, or BIOL 8010 and BIOL 8020, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8070 and NEUR 8030.) Advanced analysis of functional neural systems involved in the regulation of behavior, emphasizing interactions between limbic, hypothalamic, and cortical brain systems. Topics include: genetic determinants of behavior, behavioral plasticity: learning and memory, reproductive behavior, sleep and biological rhythms, drinking and eating, emotion, aggression, stress, language and cognition, behavioral disorders (thought, mood, stress, and anxiety), and drug abuse.

PSYC 8620 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8610 or PSYC 8618, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as NEUR 8400.) Topics include laterality, handedness, cerebral dominance, basic neuroanatomy, aphasia, neglect, amnesic syndromes, agnosia, alexia, split brain research, and recovery of function.

PSYC 8625 Neural Plasticity
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites NEUR 6010 or BIOL 6102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as NEUR 6110 and BIOL 6110.) Four lecture hours per week. Phenomenology and mechanisms of experience-dependent changes in the nervous system. The course will examine plasticity at many levels of analysis, from synaptic mechanisms to clinical strategies, and from molecular neuroscience to cognitive psychology.

PSYC 8630 Developmental Neuropsychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8620, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as NEUR 8100.) Development of the central nervous system and brain; their relationship to behavioral development; and common CNS disorders in children.

PSYC 8640 Psychopharmacology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8610, or consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8065 and NEUR 8230.) Biological bases of psychopharmacology, including the locus of action for psychoactive substances and the mechanisms by which these substances modify neural activity and cause a change in mood and behavior. Covers neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and pharmacology of classes of psychoactive drugs used to treat mental disorders, as well as those commonly abused that may or may not have therapeutic uses.

PSYC 8650 Psychopathology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Critical review of the classic and contemporary empirical and theoretical literature concerning psychopathology in adults and children.

PSYC 8662 Adolescent Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Theory, research, and emerging trends in adolescent development, emphasizing fundamental transitions (social, cognitive, and physical) and the social-ecological contexts (self-development, gender, family, peers and school, and culture). Both normative and atypical patterns of development will be considered.

PSYC 8670 Therapy I
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Theory, research, and application of psychodynamic and basic cognitive-behavioral approaches to clinical intervention; ethical and diversity issues in treatment.

PSYC 8910 Topics in Neuropsychology: Theories, Methods, and Interventions
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8620 with grade of B or higher
Description

(Same as NEUR 8705.) Intensive study of the relevant basic and applied literature relevant to a specific topic in neuropsychology, such as language, memory, reading, or executive function.

PSYC 8956 Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

(Same as NEUR 8740.) May be repeated if topics vary.

PSYC 8999 Master’s Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description
PSYC 9130 Seminars in Advanced Approaches to Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8030 and PSYC 9950C
Description

Intensive study and training in a major assessment approach such as objective personality assessment, projective techniques, behavioral approaches to assessment, family assessment, or assessment of children and adolescents. May involve supervised assessments of adults, adolescents, children, or families. A. Objective Personality Assessment, B. Projective Personality Assessment, C. Advanced Personality Assessment, D. Child and Adolescent Assessment, E. Advanced Neuropsychological Assessment, F. Assessment of Families or Related Systems, G. Behavioral Assessment, H. Advanced Psychological Assessment. May be taken more than once if topics are different.

PSYC 9140 Neuropsychological Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8620, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as NEUR 9300.) Standardized batteries and additional neuropsychological tests for both standard and bedside testing. Actual test administration included.

PSYC 9230 Seminars in Advanced Approaches to Therapy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Intensive study and training in a major therapeutic approach, such as psychodynamic, systemic, or behavior therapy. Supervision of work with clients, who may be individuals, groups, couples, or families. A. Cognitive/ Behavior Therapy, B. Existential/Humanistic Therapy, C. Interpersonal Therapy, D. Psychodynamic Therapy, E. Social Learning Therapy, F. Systems Therapy, G. Advanced Therapy. May be taken more than once if topics are different.

PSYC 9240 Clinical Supervision, Consultation and Evaluation
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Overview of theory and research related supervision, consultation, and evaluation and the role of psychologists in these areas.

PSYC 9310 Reading Development, Disorders, and Intervention Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this seminar is to provide students with current knowledge about the science of reading including its relationship to oral language. The focus will be on typical acquisition and disorders. Interventions designed to ameliorate reading disabilities will be highlighted. (Same as EPY 9310).

PSYC 9320 Language Development, Disorders and Intervention Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this seminar is to provide students with current knowledge about theories and empirical literature on language development and disorders. Interventions designed to ameliorate language impairments will be highlighted. This course is cross-listed with EPY 9320.

PSYC 9330 Measurement and Assessment in Advanced Language and Literacy Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this seminar is to provide students with current knowledge about the science of assessment and measurement of language and literacy skills including the range of tests available and measures of intervention outcomes. Information about test adaptations and variables that affect performance across a range of populations are addressed. This course is cross-listed with EPY 9330.

PSYC 9900 Seminar in Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

(Same as NEUR 8700.) Topics presented by special request.

PSYC 9900L Special Topics: Research in Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

(Same as EXC 9900 and EPSY 9900.) This course is offered with rotating topics related to research in challenges of acquring language and literacy. The design and methodologies of research conducted in these areas will be examined.

PSYC 9900T Teaching Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is required of all psychology graduate students who want to teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Before teaching, you must also have successfully defended your masters thesis. This is a seminar course during which we will discuss practical matters of teaching, with the goal of preparing students for their first teaching experience. Graduate standing required.

PSYC 9910 Advanced Directed Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description

Directed readings in special areas.

PSYC 9920 Advanced Research in Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description

Directed research studies.

PSYC 9940A Specialized Seminar in Psychology: Developmental
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Discussions and presentations by students, faculty, and outside speakers designed to familiarize students with current topics and issues in Developmental Psychology. May be repeated if topic varies.

PSYC 9940C Specialized Seminar: Cognitive Sciences
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Presentations by faculty and outside speakers designed to familiarize the student with the variety of professional activities practiced in social psychology. May be repeated if topic varies.

PSYC 9940I Professional Development Seminar in Clinical Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Seminar for graduate students in clinical psychology on contemporary clinical research, ethical, and professional issues.

PSYC 9950A Clinical Psychology Practicum: Apprenticeship
Credit Hours 1.0 OR 2.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Initial supervised clinical practicum for graduate students in clinical psychology.

PSYC 9950B Clinical Psychology Practicum in Beginning Assessment
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Supervised clinical experience in psychological assessment, including test administration, interpretation, interviewing, report writing, and feedback.

PSYC 9950C Advanced Assessment and Supervision
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

PSYC 9950C provides clinical graduate students advanced assessment and supervision experience in the Clinic. Students are expected to conduct assessments of 2 clients. In addition, students will provide supervision to more junior level students for 2 semesters.

PSYC 9950D Practicum Community
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Supervised clinical work in psychological assessment and/or therapy at a facility in the community.

PSYC 9950E Clinical Psychology Practicum in Psychotherapy
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Clinical experience under supervision in the application of psychological interventions.

PSYC 9950M Clinical Psychology Practicum: Specialized Skills
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Focused clinical experience under supervision with a specific population, approach, psychological method, or unique setting.

PSYC 9960A Teaching supervision
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides supervision and teaching development and support for graduate students who are serving as Graduate Teaching Assistants and instructors of record for their own course. Sign up for 3 credits of 9960A if you are teaching a course for the first time, no matter how many times you have taught other courses. Sign up for 1 credit of 9960B if you are teaching the same course you have taught before.

PSYC 9960B Advanced Teaching Supervision
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Provides supervision and teaching development for graduate students serving as Graduate Teaching Assistants and instructors of record for courses in psychology. Sign up for one credit of 9960B if you are teaching a course you have taught before. Sign up for three credits of 9960A if you have never taught the course before, no matter how many times you have taught another course.

PSYC 9960C Practicum in Psychology: Community
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Opportunity for application of coursework and other training experiences in settings external to the university. Practica arrangements are negotiated between the student, faculty supervisor, and community setting.

PSYC 9970C Practicum in Clinical-Community Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Description

Community-based training and professional development experiences that integrate principles of community and clinical psychology. Practica arrangements are negotiated between the course instructor/supervisor, the student, the student’s faculty supervisor, and the community setting.

PSYC 9980 Readings for General Examination
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description

Intensive reading on a highly specific topic in preparation for the general examination.

PSYC 9999 Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 10.0
Description